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2019-20, Issue 2

February 15, 2019

A vast majority of the lower middle class is directly dependent on agriculture for jobs. This is seen in the fact that it employs more than 40% of the total workforce, despite its shrinking contribution to the country’s GDP. Henceforth, it’...

February 15, 2019

Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous nations in Latin America, being the country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world. Now, there is no single day where we do not hear the news highlighting Venezuela’s current situatio...

February 15, 2019

Markets had experienced a whole lot of volatility towards the end of December to close out 2018 and the beginning of the new year was no different. On January 3rd, in the early hours of Asian trading, the FX markets were rumbled when the Ja...

December 14, 2018

With a shrinking labour force and a growing class of pensioners, public pension systems are experiencing difficulties in staying afloat. Private pension plans on the other hand show either disappointing returns, insufficient contributions,...

December 3, 2018

Multinational investment banking giant Goldman Sachs finds itself in the middle of a cross-border scandal stretching back several years. On November 1st, 2018, federal prosecutors in a Brooklyn court indicted numerous members of Goldman’s s...

December 3, 2018

For the past decade or so, the global space economy has grown at a rate of 6 to 8 percent compounded annually. Currently, it is about $348 billion and is expected to reach $1 trillion in the 2040s. Satellite communications (SATCOM) is the l...

December 3, 2018

The post-crisis age has seen central banks’ role in macroeconomic management expand greatly. Almost every year since 2008, there has been a new form of Quantitative Easing (QE) announced by either the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England or...

December 3, 2018

Global oil prices have crashed 30% over the past 7 weeks due to excessive production in leading oil exporting countries. Brent and Crude oil prices are now at their lowest point since October 2017. Oil continues to be an essential commodity...

December 3, 2018

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union on the 23rd of June 2016, the value of the pound has been subject to sustained uncertainty and volatility. With £1 previously trading for over $1.50, the Sterling-Dollar exchange rate now sits...

December 3, 2018

The first ever company to hit $1 trillion market value in the United States in August 2018, the giant worldwide technology-based operator Apple, may now be going through rough times. Last figures showed that since August, Apple’s market val...

December 3, 2018

“Peak oil”, in the past, pertained to the Malthusian fear of the eminent growth of population exceeding the finite resources necessary for its subsistence, leaving us with a world devoid of fuel to run the wheels of humanity. However, now,...

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